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image of Portrait of a Female Donor Petrus Christus (artist)
Netherlandish, active 1444 - 1475/1476
Portrait of a Female Donor, c. 1455
oil on panel
overall: 41.8 x 21.6 cm (16 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.) framed: 54.3 x 35.5 x 9.2 cm (21 3/8 x 14 x 3 5/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.11
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From the Tour: Netherlandish Painting in the 1400s
Object 6 of 9

Provenance

Possibly private collection, Genoa.[1] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence, by 1937);[2] purchased 1937 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] There is no basis for the Genovese provenance of the panels beyond an unattributed statement in the NGA curatorial file from the Kress Foundation. No donor portraits or triptych positively identifiable with 1961.9.10 and 1961.9.11 are listed in Carlo Giuseppe Ratte, Instruzione de quanto puo' vedersi di più bello in Genova in pittura, scultura ed Architettura, 3 vols. (Genoa, 1780), or Federigo Alizeri, Guida artistica per la Città de Genova, 2 vols. (Genoa, 1846).

[2] The Count lived in Rome until 1931.

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